Ukraine Russia war hits two year mark
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by BBC World Service
2d ago
President Biden promises more sanctions against Russia. The invasion of Ukraine started two years ago, and we examine the economic fallout. Chipmaker Nvidia has lifted its earnings to new record levels. Does this suggest a wider boom amongst companies in this sector? and Germany legalises the use of cannabis. We discuss whether the move could lead to the emergence of a legal profitable market ..read more
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US firm becomes first private company to successfully land a spacecraft on the Moon
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by BBC World Service
2d ago
The Houston-based company hopes to send another spacecraft in March that would drill to find underground ice. We discuss what this means other private firms hoping to explore space Google fixes its new AI-powered tool for creating pictures, after claims it was over-correcting against the risk of being racist. We hear from a former Google executive about the challenges facing tech companies who are working with AI tools. Shares in chipmaker Nvidia surge. We hear what is behind the $277bn in history’s biggest ever stock rally ..read more
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US moves to prevent ports from cyber attacks
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by BBC World Service
4d ago
The US government is announcing a series of actions to strengthen the cybersecurity of US ports - the move is aimed at targeting Chinese cyber-attacks. Ed Butler finds out what kind of plans are being put in place. The AI chipmaker Nvidia wows investors with some startling returns in its latest results. Is the company's boss right to call this a tipping point in the sector? And, is it time to cap everyone's personal wealth? That is the view of one outspoken economist. Ed Butler is joined throughout by two guests on opposite sides of the world: Sharon Brettkelly, presenter of The Detail on Radi ..read more
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Biden's re-election campaign raises $42 million
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by BBC World Service
4d ago
U.S. President Joe Biden's re-election campaign and his Democratic Party allies raised more than $42 million in January. Our Presenter Ed Butler will be finding out how much money is needed to have a successful campaign. A billionaire former property investor from China tells us why he reckons efforts to reform the property market there are doomed to fail. And we are hearing all about Beyoncé's launch of her first-ever hair car brand. Ed Butler is joined throughout by two guests on opposite sides of the world: Rebecca Choong Wilkins, Senior Asia Correspondent for Bloomberg in Honk Kong and Dan ..read more
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The Red Sea crisis three months on
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by BBC World Service
6d ago
The Houthis have launched dozens of missiles and drones at merchant vessels and Western warships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden since mid-November. Ed Butler looks back at how we got here and if there is any reconciliation in sight. We hear how why Israel's economy has seemingly crashed since the start of the war in Gaza and what can be done about it. And a multi-millionaire is selling off his footwear collection for charity. Ed Butler is joined throughout by two guests on opposite sides of the world: Mehmal Sarfraz the Co-founder of the online journal - The Current PK in Lahore, Pakistan and ..read more
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Trump ordered to pay $354.9m in financial fraud case
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by BBC World Service
1w ago
A New York judge has ordered Donald Trump to pay $354.9 million over fraud allegations and banned him from running companies in the state for three years. What could this mean for Trump, his family and his business empire? Alexei Navalny, Russia's most significant opposition leader for the past decade and outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin, has died in a prison near the Arctic Circle. We look at what this could mean for Russia and for future possible sanctions. Presenter Roger Hearing is joined by Nga Pham, journalist and filmmaker based in Taipei, and Ralph Silva, Professor at Yorkville Unive ..read more
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Xbox- exclusive games available on other consoles
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by BBC World Service
1w ago
Microsoft's Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has announced four of its Xbox- exclusive games will be available on other consoles for the first time, the news comes after an increase in multi-platform games by Microsoft. Roger Hearing finds out what this means for the gaming industry going forward. We also hear from local business in the US to hear how they are coping as their retail figures are revealed. And we look at the four sportspeople who have turned their success on the field into financial success reaching the status of billionaire. Roger Hearing is joined throughout by two guests on opposite s ..read more
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Japan slips into recession
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by BBC World Service
1w ago
Japan's economy slips into recession as domestic demand weakens and could lose its title as the world's third-largest economy. People in Indonesia wake up to the news that former military chief, Prabowo Subianto, is likely to be Indonesia's next president but what does this mean for them? And a new hybrid rice made from beef cells might be coming to the market. Devina Gupta is joined throughout by two guests on opposite sides of the world:Takara Small, technology journalist from Toronto in Canada and Jessica Khine, Business Development Consultant, usually based in Malaysia. NOTE: This audio wa ..read more
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Gig workers go on strike
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by BBC World Service
1w ago
Takeaway delivery drivers are planning to strike on Valentine's Day to demand better pay and improved working conditions. The action, impacting four food apps including Deliveroo and Uber Eats, is thought to involve as many as 3,000 drivers and riders. Also, in the programme, we will talk about Chile's deadliest forest fire and learn how stubborn inflation is impacting businesses in the US. (Picture: UK delivery drivers to strike on Valentine's Day, London, United Kingdom - 12 Feb 2024. Picture credit: EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock ..read more
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Indian farmers plan new protests over produce prices
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by BBC World Service
1w ago
Millions of farmers in India are taking to the streets to demand more help for the industry. The protests come ahead of a General Election year and farmers hope this will help them achieve their aims. Also, in the programme, we will talk about the economic fallout from the General Election in Pakistan and find out the true cost of putting together a Super Bowl party.. (Picture: Elderly farmer man lost in thought. Picture credit: Getty Images ..read more
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